Basildon: Study of a tower killing

The slow death of public residential blocks and resurrection as luxury apartments is well documented in the major cities, but as The Stirrer notes, market town councils are busily trying to emulate the poisonous process nationwide. The “regeneration” of Basildon town centre has been under discussion for a number of years now accompanied by the

The positive self-organisation of South Essex

Positive stories celebrating community self-organisation are a relative rarity in our modern cynical era, while Essex is often the butt of London jokes about self-interested Tory jingoism, something the following blog aims to rectify. This post is a celebration of people and groups who just go out and get on with stuff – people and